For June, we are doing BOTH beads and lace!
The little Faroese-style shawl KAL we did last year – A Bit of Lace Dolly Shawl – was extremely popular. Not too surprising because who can resist a dolly or teddy bear, especially one dressed in a lace shawl you’ve knitted?
So I worked up another dolly shawl design for you as this month’s June KAL – Dolly’s Top-Down Tri Shawl. This time we’ll cover the basics of shaping a top-down triangular lace shawl with a knit-as-you-go lace edging bindoff. Beads are placed while knitting using the crochet hook method (or you can just omit the beads if you want to). This project will be a great way to have fun learning on a small shawl before putting the time into a larger shawl.
Here is the Shopping List so you can collect your Tools and Supplies and be ready to start knitting as soon as I get the pattern completed and posted for June’s free download by members. Sorry no project photo yet — think of it as a mystery for a little while longer until I can get one taken and posted.
Shopping List for Dolly’s Top-Down Tri Shawl
Approximately 100 yards fingering weight yarn
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) knitting needles suggested
264 size 6/0 (4 mm diameter) glass seed beads (approximately 22 g)
Tiny crochet hook or similar that is small enough to fit through the hole in beads
4 stitch markers
(optional) Extra stitch markers in a different color from the 4 stitch markers above; these can be used for marking off stitch pattern multiples
I’ll be back soon with the pattern and project photos. Meantime, shop your stash or give yourself an excuse to visit your favorite stores. What color yarn and beads will you use?
p.s. I show circular knitting needles in the picture above, but you can use straight needles if that is what you have/prefer. You’ll be knitting back and forth (not circularly) for this project. The body of the shawl will increase to 119 stitches, though, so you will probably find the longer cord of a circular needle will accommodate the stitches more comfortably.